If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/2/13

My 2-year-old son, Pherson, has just discovered television, and he’s hooked. I have to limit it, but my goodness, when I put The Voice or any cooking show on during the day, he just sits down and watches along with me. It’s really cute and makes me oddly proud (don’t judge…I love TV). Maybe I can use this newfound love of TV to help potty train him—it’s a thought! While I ponder my child-rearing issues, let’s see what’s on tonight.

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds102smallWhen my kids are asleep, it’s time for grown-up shows, and my favorite by far is still Criminal Minds. This is one of those shows that makes me nervous, happy, sad, and shocked all at the same time. Last week, the case was just incredibly creepy. When that guy pulled the head out at the restaurant, I literally almost puked. Wow, that was intense. I am interested to see who ends up running what job in the unit now that Hotch is thinking about taking over for Strauss—but I have a feeling that there will be another outsider brought in to make us feel the stress of a shake up again. Whatever happens, it’s guaranteed to be amazing television.

On tonight’s episode, “The Inspired,” the BAU closes in on the serial killer suspect in Arizona and discovers a strange connection within the Unsub’s family.

To see what happens in Arizona, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Back in the Game, Law & Order: SVU, The X Factor, Duck Dynasty, Super Fun Night, Ironside, and Survivor.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

ironsidesmallTonight is the series premiere of one of my favorite pilots I saw, NBC’s Ironside. Yes, it’s a cop show, and the only thing really hugely different is that the lead character is in a wheelchair. But that’s okay with me. 😉 I love Blair Underwood and I love cop shows, so this was a win-win for me. The rest of the cast is good, too, and there’s an interesting dynamic between Robert Ironside (Underwood) and his ex-partner. Ironside’s pretty much a ladies’ man, too, which is fun. All in all, if you like cop shows, check this one out. You’ll enjoy it.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after being shot in the line of duty, New York Detective Robert Ironside swore he would never let a wheelchair slow him down. Undeterred, he drives his elite, hand-picked team, including Virgil, Holly, and Teddy, to solve the city’s most difficult and notorious crimes. Watching over them is their boss, Capt. Ed Rollins, who shares a mutual respect with Ironside, while Gary is Robert’s scrappy ex-partner who marvels at his determination and ability to piece together his life after being shot.

See if you enjoy yet another fun cop drama tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Back in the Game, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, CSI, Mystery Diners, Top Chef, & Thieves, Inc.
 

JJ’s Choice #1

modernfamily102smallLast week, Modern Family returned with two new episodes, and Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez are growing up. Their voices are dropping so much. But with the renewed intro and the return of this jewel, I was really excited. Both episodes featured some amazing parts of family life, planning holidays, and getting back into school. Both gave us some great comedic moments, but seeing the two episodes air back to back was a little weird.

On tonight’s episode, “Larry’s Wife,” Phil’s found his wheelhouse in real estate, Luke invites his buddies for a high-stakes poker game, Gloria thinks baby Joe might be cursed, and Cam holds a pet funeral for Larry the cat’s made-up wife, for Lily.

See the hilarity on ABC at 9/8c.
 

Kyle’s Choice

themiddlesmallI was so happy to see The Middle return to the hilarious ABC Wednesday comedy block last week! It was finally time for Axl to head off to college, but in true Heck form, a 40-minute drive turned into a day-long misadventure. The family had to stop to get Axl school supplies, fax a speech for Sue, and buy a cell phone for Brick—who had a hard time keeping hold of it. I’m interested to see how Axl’s being away affects the rest of the family—especially Sue, who will now be alone in high school. However, just because Axl is at college, it doesn’t mean we won’t see him back at home every week. After all, it’s just a short distance away. I couldn’t imagine this show without the whole Heck family!

On tonight’s episode, “Change in the Air,” Sue enjoys high-school life without Axl around to taunt her. Meanwhile, Brick fears using the bathroom at middle school; and Frankie doesn’t understand why Axl is staying in touch with Mike, but not her.

Laugh along with me tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI, Back in the Game, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, Nashville, Revolution, Arrow, The League, Top Chef, and Thieves, Inc..
 

JJ’s Choice #2

superfunnightsmallThe reviews and first impressions for Super Fun Night are really bad, and that sucks. I’m sort of afraid that the writers screwed the pooch on this one. But I’m still checking it out, if only for Rebel Wilson. She is comedic gold, but will she be able to lead a show? The trailers for the pilot had me laughing, but as another sign of a troubled show, tonight, ABC is airing the second episode as the pilot. I really hope I will like it, but I’m worried.

On tonight’s episode, “Anything for Love,” Kimmie wants the gang to broaden their horizons and try something they never done before, but she’s not so brave when their next destination is a piano bar. Meanwhile, Kendall can’t understand why Richard and Kimmie are friends and plans to do something about it.

See how this new comedy ranks for you tonight on ABC at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching Revolution.

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